Graphics
Graphics Drivers
Text Characters are Blurry

Symptom(s):

  • Text characters are blurry on the LCD screen.
  • Poor clarity with hard to read letters on laptop.

Solution:

Check to make sure the laptop is set to the LCD screen's native resolution or optimal resolution. If the display is set for a lower resolution, switching to the native resolution will greatly improve screen clarity. To set the screen resolution, go to: Start » Settings » Control Panel » Display » Settings.

Also check to see if the Microsoft ClearType* feature is enabled. This feature is designed to improve the clarity of text, but in some cases it makes text look blurry or it makes black text look partially colored.
To disable or re-configure the ClearType feature, go to: Start » Settings » Control Panel » Display » Appearance » Effects... and un-check the box for Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts.

This applies to:

2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 3000/2000
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 2500
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4000
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4200
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4400
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4600
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 5000
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200
Intel® B43 Express Chipset
Intel® Celeron® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® G41 Express Chipset
Intel® G43 Express Chipset
Intel® G45 Express Chipset
Intel® HD Graphics 5300 for Intel® Core™ M Processors
Intel® Pentium® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® Q43 Express Chipset
Intel® Q45 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family

Solution ID: CS-004668 (1.0.5346378.3631238)
Last Modified: 05-Oct-2014
Date Created: 01-Jan-2003